Wednesday, 3 April 2013

'Struggling' Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul may go same way as 'dropped' Younis Khan ahead of Champions Trophy

The future of senior Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi and paceman Umar Gull appear to be in doubt ahead of the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy, according to team management sources.

With veteran Younis Khan axed from the list of 30 probable players named on Sunday for the Champions Trophy, team management sources said the poor performances of Afridi and Gul has put a question mark on their international cricket future prospects.

Pakistan chief selector says 'dropped' Younis Khan's career not over yet

Pakistan's chief selector Iqbal Qasim has said that veteran Younis Khan's career is not yet over, even though he has been omitted from the country's 30-man initial squad for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy to be played in England.

'Relieved' Saeed Ajmal says no surgery needed ahead of ICC Champions Trophy

Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has said that he will not require surgery to treat his abdomen problem, which was related to hernia, as it can be treated by medication, ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy.

Ajmal, who has made a late start in international cricket, said that the news came as a relief for him, adding that he had a complete examination with all the necessary tests in Lahore at the weekend, the Daily Times reports.

Former Pak coach Mohsin Khan slams Whatmore's appointment as 'disaster' for team

Former Pakistan coach Mohsin Khan has criticised the appointment of Dav Whatmore as the current head-coach for the team, saying that Whatmore's appointment has been a disaster for the squad following a disappointing performance in South Africa.